The Legend of Dark Witch and its sequel can hardly be considered 3DS eShop classics, but they have their fans, and there's a good chance that the third outing will attract even more followers now that we know who is handling development duties.
The Legend of Dark Witch 3 was teased back in August and was recently shown off at the Tokyo Game Show. The big news here is that M2 is responsible this time around, a company which will be familiar to fans of Sega's superb range of 3D Classics on the 3DS. M2 also works with Nintendo on emulating games for its Virtual Console service.
Are you a fan of the previous Dark Witch games? How do you feel about this news? Share your opinion by posting a comment below.
[source tinycartridge.com, via famitsu.com]
More games for 3DS is good.
As long as it still feels like a mega man knockoff, I'm game!
This series has eluded me. I'll check out the previous games after finishing Ace Attorney. Pretty anime girls have got me interested.
I'm a total fanatic of the first 2 games. And with M2 in control of this one, it's like the dream I never though I had. Now I want YESTERDAY!
The sequel in my opinion is one of the best games on the eShop and had one of the worst reviews I ever read on this site. But anyway, M2 as a developer probably means that it will be 3D effect, unlike the previous entries.
I have the first one. I got a bit irritated playing it due to some bad design choices. Most of my frustration was caused by enemy placement. There are way too many enemies that fire you before you can see them while you're trying to jump over a gap causing an instant death. I don't mind it in Ninja Gaiden so I'm not sure what's different this time. Maybe it's the stiffness of movement in The Legend of Dark Witch? I liked the final stage though since that one didn't have platforming.
While the art style is nice, they should use new assets to differentiate it a bit. The beginning of the stage shown uses the same blue ground and same enemy sprites from the first game so the only way you can really say it's a different game from that is to know the level designs or notice the small UI changes.
I'll most likely skip this one.
@hngdmn So in your opinion, the sequel is the better game?
Never played it, I wonder if it's any good.
Still need to get the sequel. I liked the first one.
I played the first one, I wasn't too impressed.
@Late I also have the first one. Why I like about the game is that as a RPG platform works, and its cleanness in the graphics is really appealing.
Still, has you pointed out, the placement and stiffness of the baddies is unfair and distracting, respectively.
I will honestly say that deciding to whether or not in getting this game is an absolute no-brainer. The Legend of Dark Witch series is already in my Top 10 game series for its fun and fast-paced run n gun gameplay. With M2 lending their hands to Flyhigh Works, I've yet to see the amazing things they will do with this game.
It's a pity that Nintendo Life here thinks otherwise
I am definitely a fan of this series (and would like to hear more Brave Dungeon news from anywhere), but the M2 announcement doesn't really move the needle all that much. The biggest problem with Dark Witch 2 was the stages, and I can't think of any original games M2 has worked on to give an idea of how they might fix those.
I expect the presentation to be more crisp, but if they replace Rudymical with something less... Rudymical, how much, truly, does it matter?
M2 seems to put more effort into their small-scale games for 3DS than Nintendo.
I actually think the Dark Witch games are among the best on the eShop. Looking forward to the next one.
So after everything chickens endure at the factory they now also have to put up a futile defense against being blasted in the face by unlimited black magic bullets?
I played the first and loved it so I bought the second one even though I haven't finished the last level of the first one. I really should get back to that.
ive got and started the first one i like it so this is interesting
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